Sacto 9-1-1
February 14, 2012
Standoff ends with arrest in Sacramento's Woodbine area

A standoff in the Woodbine area that started with a traffic stop and ended with a suspect holed up in a house concluded with the man surrendering peacefully to officers this evening.

The situation began at about 1 p.m. when Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies attempted to pull over a driver for a traffic violation near Meadowview Road and Amherst Street in the Meadowview area, authorities said.

They spotted what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun in his car. The man fled, leading pursuers on a chase for more than two miles. Near 24th Street and Yreka Avenue, he abandoned his car and fled. He holed up inside the house of a friend or relative, said Officer Laura Peck, Sacramento police spokeswoman.

A Sacramento Police SWAT team was called in. Officers issued warnings that they would send in a K-9 unit or use tear gas, Peck said. The man came out of the house and surrendered about 5:25 p.m., she said. No one was injured.

Peck identified the man as James Catlin, 22, of Sacramento. Authorities said he would be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of evading police and other charges.

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